What You Need to Know About Septic Tank Pumping

As long as it’s working properly, your septic tank is easy to take for granted, but when it malfunctions you will definitely take notice. By and large, septic systems are designed to do their jobs without a lot of maintenance, but they do still require some attention and upkeep to work properly. Specifically, the thing that you need to worry about the most when it comes to your home or business’ system is septic tank pumping. Our team at Marion Pumper specializes in exactly this service, and in this article, we’ll tell you some key information you need to know about the process.

  • How Septic Tanks Work. We’ll start by going over how septic tanks work. The basic idea is that instead of being swept through a public sewer system and ultimately to a municipal treatment plant, all the waste from a given building instead flows into a septic tank. The liquid waste floats on top and flows out again through the drain field, a network of pipes and filters that treats the water and releases it back into the ground. Meanwhile, oils and fats float on top of the water and stay in the grease trap, while heavier solid waste sinks to the bottom of the tank and stays there until it is removed via septic tank pumping.
  • How Septic Tank Pumping Works. When the time comes to empty your tank, you’ll need to call a septic company like ours to arrange to have it pumped. Our septic tank pumping team will bring a tanker truck, hose, and vacuum equipment, and we’ll get right to work on removing the sludge from your tank. We’ll pump all the waste out of your tank and into our truck, then haul it away to a treatment facility. We can even put you on a recurring schedule so that you never have to worry that your tank might overflow.